Chicago White Sox vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 4/16/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Friday, April 16, 2021
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+105) Boston (-115)
Dylan Cease and the Chicago White Sox (6-6, 3rd in AL Central) are headed to Fenway Park on Friday where they'll take on the Boston Red Sox (9-3, 1st in AL East). The Red Sox open this matchup at -115 while the White Sox are coming in at +105. The total is set at 8.5. The pitchers expected to start will be Dylan Cease and Nick Pivetta.
As a squad, the Chicago White Sox are notching 5.3 runs per game, which has them sitting at 5th in baseball. They have a total of 63 runs and hold an OBP of .340. The White Sox have compiled 17 doubles as a squad and have hit 13 balls out of the park. They have compiled 56 RBI's and 95 base knocks so far this year, while their batting average is sitting at .233. Chicago has a slugging percentage of .371 and have struck out 108 times, while drawing a walk on 58 occasions.
White Sox pitchers have yielded 9 long balls in addition to 45 runs in total (22nd in baseball). They have walked 37 hitters and their FIP is 3.02 as a squad so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.46 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.07. The White Sox hold a team earned run average of 3.05 so far this year (6th in the league), and their staff has rung up 128 batters.
The White Sox have dispatched 34 relief pitchers to the hill so far this year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 24 base runners so far this season and 25.0% of those players earned a run for their team. They have accumulated 1 save for the year and have missed out on 5 of their 6 save opportunities. The White Sox relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 16.7% and has entered the game in 11 save situations. The relief pitchers have 4 holds so far this season (16th in baseball). White Sox pitchers have entered the game with runners on 16 times in addition to having 19 appearances in high leverage situations.
Cease (9-11 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 5.63 while he has faced 622 hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has surrendered 137 base knocks (8.8 hits per 9 innings) with 75 free passes. His earned run average is 4.93 (77 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.507. Cease has taken the ball for 140 innings and is sitting with 134 punch outs during his MLB career.
The Boston Red Sox have accumulated an OBP of .343 as well as a team batting average of .283 for the season. They have been called out on strikes on 101 occasions (23rd in the league) and have totaled 119 hits. Boston is sitting with 16 home runs this season as well as 63 RBIs. The Red Sox hold a team slugging percentage of .474 and they have an average of 6.00 runs per outing (2nd in MLB). They have 32 doubles, while taking a walk 33 times as well as recording 72 runs.
The Red Sox have a WHIP of 1.306 with a FIP of 3.29 as a team on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.29 (112 strikeouts against 49 bases on balls). They come in at 16th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 92. They have yielded 6 long balls and they concede 4.00 runs per 9 innings (10th in baseball). The Boston pitching staff have allowed 48 runs on the campaign while holding an ERA of 3.67 (44 earned runs allowed).
Boston has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 4 save chances and they have recorded 3 saves. They are ranked 9th in baseball with a save rate of 75.0%, and they have sent 42 relief pitchers onto the diamond over the course of the season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 14 times in high leverage situations and also on 12 occasions with runners on. Boston relievers hold an inherited score rate of 41.2% out of 17 inherited runners. Sitting with 10 save situations, the Red Sox have tallied 6 holds in addition to 1 blown save.
So far in his career, Pivetta has conceded 437 base knocks while he has tallied 445 strikeouts in 417 innings pitched. He has allowed a total of 248 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.431 and a FIP of 4.6. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.78 and he has faced 1,816 batters so far in his pro baseball career. Pivetta (23-30 mark in his career) has a 5.35 earned run average while conceding 9.4 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Boston (-115)
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